I am jumping the gun a little as we are still waiting on a couple of confirmations from a few book bloggers that have been invited to be on the BEA Book Bloggers Advisory Committee. However, I had promised we would announce by mid-September so I thought it would be better to announce the bulk of those that committed than wait too long. I am also pleased to announce that Maggie Donovan, who had been the conference coordinator on BEA and another Reed event (Global Gaming Expo or G2E) was promoted to Conference Manager. Makenzie Lynch joined the BEA team filling Maggie's previous role as the Conference Coordinator. There are a lot of helping hands at BEA, but I am particularly happy as Maggie worked a lot on the BEA Bloggers Conference (BBC) last year. Maggie got to meet and talk with many bloggers this past June and genuinely understands the interests of the blogging community at BEA.
Our G2E event is in 2 weeks, so Maggie and Makenzie are swamped until then, after that it is full steam ahead for BEA and the BBC. You can send conference suggestions to Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Starting in November, there be a 'call for papers' to solicit conference submissions on the BBC page on the BEA site as well as a list of the complete advisory committee after we can confirm everyone's participation.
- Danielle Smith -http://www.theresabook.com/ - Children's
- Pam van Hylckama bookalicio.us/ - Book news and reviews the latest and greatest
- Jane Litte - http://dearauthor.com - Romance
- Mandy Boles - WellReadWife.com - General - Everything from YA to Literary Fiction
- Marybeth Whalen - www.shereads.org Debut novelists and those writers who are not receiving the attention they deserve